About Bowen Island Accommodations
Bowen Island Accommodations is an independent service that focuses on providing quality vacation rentals and management on Bowen Island, British Columbia. This company grew organically out of Jan Stevens' already successful vacation rentals, the Lazy Bowen Hideaway and the Lazy B Waterfront Suite.
In 2005 Jan began renting her beautiful waterfront home, the Lazy Bowen Hideaway, initially to close friends and acquaintances. Meanwhile, her primary business was Jan Stevens Design, a residential interior design company which utilized her project management and business skills that are applicable and very useful today. In addition, over 36 years of Interior Design expertise is reflected in the décor of the BIA properties. Touching each property with professional interior design details and comfortable interiors is a very important feature in each property.
In 2008 vacation rental management of the Lazy Bowen Hideaway and Lazy B Waterfront Suite became Jan's full time job. She refocused and expanded her education, this time in the hospitality industry. At times, trial and error was the teaching method and some errors became great learning opportunities. Guest comments were essential, positive or negative. Jan learned how to satisfy her vacationing guests by attending to the details and taking action on their valuable feedback; this fine tuning lead to many satisfied guests that have returned year after year.
The success of the Lazy Bowen Hideaway and the Lazy B Waterfront Suite was noticed by 2 other Bowen property owners who needed help managing their properties. Starting October 2013 Jan took on the management of their vacation properties and Bowen Island Accommodations was created. The attention to customer service, cleanliness, comfort and well designed interiors, with quick and efficient communication, is now applied to all the Bowen Island Accommodations' properties.
Ultimately, the expansion and success of Bowen Island Accommodations is only possible with the great support team of housekeepers and handymen who work seamlessly together, with a clear understanding of the needs of our guests and the homeowner. We are proud to have the best housekeepers on Bowen caring for each individual property as if it was their own. Our handymen work quickly and cleanly between guests. We only know they were there because it is fixed or better than before. We are so fortunate to have assembled such a wonderful team as it is the secret to our success.
Bowen Island Accommodations intends to remain small (10 properties or less), allowing for personalized service for the property owners and to provide quality vacation rentals for our guests...always making a getaway to Bowen Island a memorable experience and striving for the ultimate compliment.........your return visit.